Earthquake: Everything is fine in Bhutan, says minister
Thimpu, April 25: Bhutan's Minister for Economic Affairs Norbu Wangchuk on Saturday said everything was fine in his country and expressed solidarity with Nepal which suffered massive losses of life and property as a result of the earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale. [Follow updates on earthquake]
In solidarity to the people of Nepal affected by the earthquake the celebration of World Intellectual Property day tomorrow is cancelled.— Norbu Wangchuk (@NorbuWangchukTG) April 25, 2015
Indian PM Modi checking with Embassy in Thimphu to reach out to Bhutan if any support is needed after the quake. Touched by the gesture.— Norbu Wangchuk (@NorbuWangchukTG) April 25, 2015
Tala and Chukha hydro facilities reported safe. No damages reported from the quake.— Norbu Wangchuk (@NorbuWangchukTG) April 25, 2015
Quake in Bhutan would be magnititide 4 strong enough to damage old traditional houses - DGM— Norbu Wangchuk (@NorbuWangchukTG) April 25, 2015
He said in a tweet that the celebration of World Intellectual Property day scheduled for tomorrow, April 26, has been cancelled.
Wangchuk also thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for extending a helping hand to Bhutan in the moment of the crisis.
The minister said the Tala and Chukha hydro-facilities were safe. According to him, the magnitude of the quake might have been around 4 in Bhutan, enough to shake old buildings.